Science Wire

Spotlight: Nursing Department

May 7, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Nursing Department is housed in the School of Science, Health and Technology. The MEC Nursing Department offers three programs: the Certificate in Practical Nursing (CPN), the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The programs offered by the MEC Nursing Department are […]

Early Obesity Linked To Disease Later In Life, But Not For The Reason You Think

May 7, 2014 | The University

We’ve long known that a high BMI in early adulthood increases a person’s lifetime risk of obesity-related diseases like hypertension, stroke and heart disease. But a new study that followed the obesity status of 25-year-olds for more than 10 years sheds new light on the connection between the two.

Baruch College Announces Its 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

May 7, 2014 | Baruch College

  NEW YORK, NY- May 7, 2014 – Baruch College is proud to announce that students Esther J. Lykes and Jonathan Flügel are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. They will join their fellow graduates during the Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, May 27, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. There will be two […]

President Jeremy Travis Discusses National Research Council Report on PBS’s Newshour; Study Garners Widespread Media Coverage

May 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

PBS’s Newshour interviewed President Jeremy Travis about the report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences,” released April 30 by the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice.

Isolating the Circuits that Control Voluntary Movement

May 6, 2014 | City College

Sophie Davis Professor John Martin and colleagues use genetically altered mice to demonstrate role of corticospinal tract

Extraordinarily complex networks of circuits that transmit signals from the brain to the spinal cord control voluntary movements. Researchers have been challenged to identify the controlling circuits, but they lacked the tools needed to dissect, at the neural level, the way the brain produces voluntary movements.

City Tech to Salute ‘Partners’ at 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on May 14

May 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will salute corporate and other “partners” at the 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, in the Trianon Ballroom at the New York Hilton Midtown, Avenue of the Americans at 53rd Street in Manhattan. The evening will begin with a Guest of Honor […]

Medgar Student Wins $100,000 Math Fellowship

May 1, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Commencement 2014 may be weeks away for Medgar Evers College (MEC), but one recent graduate is celebrating a major accomplishment, today. Mathematics major Andre Braddy has been awarded a $100,000 fellowship from Math for America (MfA) for agreeing to serve as a New York City public school teacher while furthering his own studies.

Student and Faculty End of the Year Showcase

April 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

This spring, the Medgar Evers College Department of Mass Communications, Creative & Performing Arts and Speech invites the college community, and the public at-large, to feast their eyes on the talents, creativity and accomplishments of its students and faculty.

Third Annual Celebration of Diversity

April 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, in collaboration with the Study Abroad Program, is excited to host the Third Annual Celebration of Diversity: The Global Community.

Celebrating National Nurses Week

April 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Nursing Department of Medgar Evers College (MEC) — School of Science, Health and Technology — cordially invite you to celebrate National Nurses Week. Every day, nurses step forward embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and accepting ever-changing roles in their profession. They lead the way for their patients, colleagues, organizations, and the health care industry as a whole.

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)

April 28, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Starting this summer, Medgar Evers College(MEC) will launch the highly-successful and nationally-acclaimed Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).  The ASAP program is designed to serve as a key pathway to baccalaureate programs for MEC students currently enrolled in one of our multiple Associate Degree programs. Key ASAP features include: required full-time enrollment, block scheduling, intrusive […]

City Tech Conference Focuses on the Changing Nature of the Brooklyn Waterfront

April 25, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Major players in Brooklyn waterfront development, academics and policy-makers turned out for a conference sponsored by City Tech’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) and City College’s University Transportation Research Center on March 21 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. “Has the Brooklyn Waterfront Gone Global—Again?” focused on the waterfront’s rich history and, in particular, the ways the […]

DNA of 200 NYC Students Reveals a Microcosm of the World

April 24, 2014 | City College

National Geographic’s Genographic Project finds 130 distinct maternal lineages among participants in study led by City College of New York

The 200 college students who provided DNA samples in February for the New York City Student Ancestry Project, led by The City College of New York, today learned the results of an analysis of their genetic profile at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The students, from eight institutions in the New York metropolitan area, had their samples analyzed by National Geographic’s Genographic Project.


April 22, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (April 22, 2014).  Congratulations to Rebecca DelliCarpini ’13, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College and Yasmin Zakiniaeiz ’13, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, recent graduates who have each been awarded one of the country’s top prizes for young scientists—the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship […]


April 22, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that Mohammad A. Sohel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences Department has been awarded a faculty fellowship at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in the Summer of 2014. Participants are selected for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program […]

CCNY Team Develops Cancer Drug Screening Technology

April 22, 2014 | City College

Dr. Zeynep Dereli Korkut forms company to commercialize 3D microfluid testing chamber designed as thesis project in lab of Professor Sihong Wang

Supported by a NSF CAREER grant awarded in 2011, Dr. Sihong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering in City College’s Grove School of Engineering has been working with students to develop three-dimensional microfluid cell array for screening anti-cancer drugs.

Hostos, LaGuardia, CCNY Align Environmental Engineering

April 22, 2014 | City College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College

Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.


April 21, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Students in Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s highly successful STEM-based Proyecto Access STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) took home a third-place prize from the 16th Annual STEP Statewide Student Conference. Of the six Hostos students at the conference, the three who gave a presentation on “Predicting a Knuckleball” – David Koffi (11th Grade), […]

City Tech Students Present Solar Panel Battery Bank Charger Project at Engineering Expo

April 21, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Three City Tech students from the Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department (ETET), Vanassa Mejia, Amreen Akbar and Richard Cazales, presented at the 11th Annual NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) Engineering Expo in White Plains, New York, on March 30. Engineers are always looking for a way to achieve maximum efficiency in their projects […]

Happy DNA Day: Genetic Results From New York City Students Reveal Microcosm of the World

April 21, 2014 | The University

Sixty-one years ago tomorrow, James Watson and Francis Crick published a landmark paper on the structure of DNA. Now, April 25 is recognized as DNA Day, a day for celebrating all that we know about genetics, including what DNA tells us about our ancient past. Today, Genographic Project scientists are collaborating with populations around the globe to better understand this ancient past, and fill in the missing gaps of what we know about our shared human history.